Tag Archives: Friends and Family of Addicts

Discovering My Spouse’s Sexual Addiction, Next Steps

Couple struggling with sexual addiction Whatever you are feeling as you discover this betrayal, it has been a familiar experience to others before you. You are not crazy or overreacting, or underreacting. Allow yourself to be where you are right now. “Betrayal trauma shakes the foundations of our beliefs about our safety in our marriages and it dissolves our assumptions [...]
Read More

Supporting a Loved Ones Recovery From Alcoholism During the Holidays

Loved one during Holidays Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, especially those who are recovering from alcoholism. If someone you love is early in recovery, you may be uncertain of ways to support them during this time. Learning How to Support a Loved One [...]
Read More

Making Amends With Family Members After Addiction

Family sitting on the bench What is Making Amends With Family Members After Addiction? How is this different from an apology? According to Dr Chris Ebberwein at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, making amends means taking ownership for causing hurt, then doing something to correct or heal it [1]. Making amends can help a recovering individual to move [...]
Read More

Debate on Raising the Legal Drinking Age: Pros and Cons

Teen girl with bicycle In the United States all 50 states have the minimum drinking age set at 21, the highest in the world. Many European countries have the minimum set at 18. Over the past several years, many studies have been conducted to study whether the drinking age should be lowered or raised. Many in support of raising [...]
Read More